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Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

Latest News

September 5, 2019 Press Release

RALEIGH, NC (September 5, 2019) – House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Chairman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement on the retirement of HDP colleague, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA):

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2019) – Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) announced Derek Luyten will serve as Executive Director of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).

May 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2019) – Today, Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) are pleased to announce the members of House Democracy Partnership (HDP) for the 116th Congress. Chairman Price and Co-Chair Buchanan praised the announcement of the new and returning HDP Members: